WWW::Search::Yahoo - backend for searching www.yahoo.com
use WWW::Search; my $oSearch = new WWW::Search('Yahoo'); my $sQuery = WWW::Search::escape_query("sushi restaurant Columbus Ohio"); $oSearch->native_query($sQuery); while (my $oResult = $oSearch->next_result()) print $oResult->url, "\n";
This class exports no public interface; all interaction should be done through WWW::Search objects.
The default search is: Yahoo's web-based index (not Directory).
If you just want to write Perl code to search Yahoo, you do NOT need to read any further here. Instead, just read the WWW::Search documentation.
If you want to write a subclass of this module (e.g. create a backend for another branch of Yahoo) then please read about the private methods here:
Yes, Virginia, we do try to emulate stupid-human queries.
This method tells the WWW::Search controller code whether we need to pause and give the yahoo.com servers a breather.
This method tells the WWW::Search controller code how many seconds we should pause.
Clean up the Yahoo HTML before we attempt to parse it.
Returns a list, which will be passed as arguments to HTML::Element::look_down() in order to return a list of HTML::Element which contain the query results.
Given an HTML::TreeBuilder tree, returns a list of HTML::Element, which contain the query results.
Given a (portion of an) HTML::TreeBuilder tree and a WWW::SearchResult object, parses one result out of the tree and populates the SearchResult.
Returns a list, which will be passed as arguments to HTML::Element::look_down() in order to return an HTML::Element which contains the approximate result count.
Given a string, returns the approximate result count if that string contains the approximate result count.
Given an HTML::Element, returns true if it seems to contain the clickable "next page" widget.
Given a string, strips leading and trailing whitespace off of it.
To make new back-ends, see WWW::Search.
Please tell the maintainer if you find any!
As of 1998-02-02,
WWW::Search::Yahoo is maintained by Martin Thurn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WWW::Search::Yahoo was originally written by Wm. L. Scheding, based on
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Copyright (C) 1998-2009 Martin 'Kingpin' Thurn
This software is released under the same license as Perl itself.